Lust [Elfriede Jelinek, Michael Hulse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In a quaint Austrian ski resort, things are not quite what they seem. Book Review: Lust by Elfriede Jelinek. Do not be fooled by the title. Lust is not a summer beach read. In fact, I’m not sure how I would classify it. Elfriede Jelinek was born in Austria in and grew up in Vienna where she attended the famous Music Conservatory. The leading Austrian.

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Or the translator, Michael Hulse, is a poet. This book made me ashamed of being human.

The Times Literary Supplement elfrirde For the Direktor, people count simply because they are people and can be used or else can be made into consumers who use things. Published March 15th by Serpent’s Tail first published Es todo muy violento, humillante y degradante para las mujeres. This won the Nobel Prize? Michael discards her for younger women he seduces regularly.

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She is a receptacle into which Hermann elfeiede his juices, nastily, briefly, brutally. I feel like I might appreciate it more when I’m in my gray hair days and am bitter at the world.


Let her characters strive towards it.

When a reader is offended by these painfully direct accounts and graphic details explicitly made out for us it pauses me to consider the source of their written complaints and credit them to another version of the typically judgmental and self-righteous one who holds little to no credibility based on elffiede typically guilty history.

Originally published in German init was translated into English in by Michael Hulse. Page The quote below combined the ielinek. One comment Sounds like a rough read.

Lust by Elfriede Jelinek

Age is not kind, and life simply wears one out. Lust tells the story of Hermann, a manager of a paper milland his wife, Gerti, whom he abuses sexually on a daily basis. Gerti is not asked how she feels about the use Hermann puts her to.

He abuses her physically in front of a crowd of younger people. Quite a strange but brilliantly written jeljnek. Who belongs to the Virgin Mary. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Not a pleasant book but well written for all that. Not a pleasant b Acidic novel detailing the relationship within one well-to-do Austrian family – father, mother and young elfrirde. Lust is a novel by Austrian author Elfriede Jelinek.

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Deceit and covert affronts of power are expressly not my cup of tea. I didn’t finish it. The poor go walking along the banks with their children, where chemicals corrode the waters. But I wouldn’t go ahead and build on it if I were you.


I think I’ll hold onto this. And to come home from work with a suitable industrial disease. Sarki rated it it was amazing.

The story is essentially brief, the narrative comprised of a few main events with several “rapes” thrown in for good measure. Acidic novel detailing the relationship within one well-to-do Austrian family – father, mother and young son.

Jelinek es una mujer enojada. The author described the conclusion of a sexual act as follows: La mujer le llama. This book is rough, I would describe it as pages of the Crucifix violence scene from “The Exorcist” movie followed by a final scene A powerful book, perhaps the most painful novel I have read. It is possible the book could have ended at this same mark.